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Ideas from the traditions, dialogue, invitations to unite in compassionate service

Imam Omar Adib Shakir serves the Muslim community as Resident Imam at Masjid Bilal Ibn and is also employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice serving in Texas prisons and jails teaching, counseling, mentoring and resolving conflicts.

Bishop Trevor Alexander serves in the Lord’s Church in the Kingdom Council of Interdependent Christian Churches and Ministries and as a Protestant Chaplain and Adjunct faculty at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Dr. Mourad Takawi, UIW Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. from the American University in Cairo. He authored The Qurʾān as a Classic: Early Arabic Christian and Muslim Exegesis of the Qurʾān in the Interreligious Milieu, 8th-10th Centuries CE.

Yesenia Caloca, Assistant Director of the UIW Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability holds a Master of Education in Global Studies. She has had experience at Ewha Woman’s University in Korea, Morocco, and Mexico.

Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D. of the UIW Religious Studies Department and the Ettling Center educates for growth as a “City of Compassion.”